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PvblisHad Every TKursdlay.
Business Manager.
New Jersey raises some other things
besides trusts and mosquitoes.Du
lufch Herald.
Certainlyanarchists and bedbugs.
When Champ Clark buckles on that
speakership harness Joe Cannon will
derive a whole lot of amusement from
the breaks he makes.
The state legislators are getting
fidgety, says the editor of an ex
change. What else could be expected
with the baseball season upon us?
Up at Marquette, Mich., a baggage
car was derailed by coming into con
tact with a human body. The de
ceased must have been a pretty hard
Medicine Hat has given another in
dication of its desirable climate. It
rained there early last -week while
upon the same day we were compelled
to be content with clouds, and clouds
of dust at that.
Under the name of "John Jones"
State Bank Superintendent Kelsey
was fined $35 in the Minneapolis
municipal court for exceeding the
speed limit. He should have been
fined another $35 for giving an as
sumed name.
A Hibbing attorney has invented a
speed indicator for automobiles that
can be read by the policeman in the
next block. This should prove of in
calculable benefit to the officers of the
law who now have to guess at the rate
of locomotion and whose guesses are
xiot always upheld by a court when
they haul in a scorcher.
New York has organized a Scottish
Highlanders' association and its
members will wear kilts during the
summer time. Unless the Highlanders
are not averse to making a public
show of themselves they had better
keep away from the vicinity of the
Platiron building, where the wind
blows from all points of the compass
at all times of the year.
From press reports it would seem
that some person about the state capi
tol has supplied himself with a bunch
pf skeleton keys. Fifty dollars' worth
of toilet articles disappeared last
week from the storeroom. But if
there is the remotest clue to the thief
you can wager that Sergeant at Arms
George Deans, the custodian of the
stolen property, will succeed in
nabbing him.
Judge Landis of Chicago has [not
forgotten how to impose a good stiff
sentence when he has an opportunity.
He last week sent three fellows to
Fort Leavenworth prison for five
years apiece and fined them in a sum
aggregating $5,000 for manufacturing
oleomargarine and selling it without
affixing the necessary government
stamp. If we had moie judges like
.Landis there would be fewer evildoers
in this country.
The Prison Mirror has a new edi
tor, his predecessor having written
himself out of a job and out of the
penal institutionhis ability opened
the gates to him sooner than he ex
pected. The new editor is a versatile
writer and it is rumored that he, too,
will be thrown out of a'job before his
term expires. We have, however,
been unable to ascertain the names of
these distinguished gentlementhey
are known merely by number to those
who subscribe to the Mirror.
This is an order which has been ser/t
out from the war department tp the
recruiting stations throughout the
country: A large number of in
fantry recruits is required. Make
special orders accordingly." The re
cruiting officers are of opinion that
they are needed for service in Mexico,
but why in Mexico if, as press dis
patches state, a satisfactory arrange
ment has been arrived at between that
country and the United States regard
ing the protection of American inter
ests? Are we about to assist Diaz in
suppressing the revolution? The
mystery deepens. "ft "l
..^'^V^*''-^ -W* -e/fy^
There are no ground's whatever for
the rumor that Japan is preparing lor
war with the United States, but the
best authorities tell us that she is
nevertheless preparing for war on a
large scale against a great power.
What really concerns Japan is the
mastery of the Asiatic mainland, to
be specific, China. It may take her
years to conquer China, but she will
do so just as sure as she whipped the
Russian tallow eaters.
It is stated in a dispatch from
Washington that the attorney gen
eral's recommendations in the cases
of Chas. W. Morse and John R.
Walsh, the convicted bankers who
have petitioned for a pardon, are
averse to granting the request and
that President Taft will undoubtedly
act in accordance therewith. In view
of the fact that these defaulters re
ceived light sentences in comparison
with the magnitude of their crimes,
the attorney general is entitled to
credit for recommending that pardons
be denied them.
The greab loss of life by fire in the
Triangle Shirtwaist company's fac
tory in New York city last week is but
another instance directly attributable
to culpable negligence. Men whose
duty it was to inspect the building
and see that adequate fire protection
was afforded permitted doors which
opened inward to be used as well as
practically useless fire escapes.
When the fire broke out over 700 girls
were entrapped, and it is indeed
miraculous that only 143 of them lost
their lives. An investigation is being
made by the authorities, but this will
prove little consolation to the rela
tives of the poor girls whose lives
were sacrificed.
A plan has been adopted by the Soo
road for the sale and settlement of its
Wisconsin lands whiqh will prove of
much benefit to the settler, while the
railroad company will get its reward
in increased business and enhanced
value of the land it retains. The plan
is to clear off a portion of each farm,
build a road into it and sink a well.
This will enable the settler to at once
begin raising crops, which assures
him of a living while he clears the
remainder of his farm during his
spare time. As it is now a settler in
a wooded country must have unusual
resources, for it is impossible to raise
any crops of importance during the
first year. The scheme is a good one
and it seems to us that the railroads
running through northern Minnesota
could adopt it to advantage.
It is claimed that reciprocity with
Canada would drive American
farmers across the border. But acasked
cording to the latest government sta
tistics from Ottawa there were 102,000
American farmers made that move in
the last ten months. And yet there
was no reciprocity.Duluth Herald.
To the liberal inducements offered
settlers by the Canadian government
can be largely attributed the exodus
of American farmers across the
border. The Canadian government
advertises extensively and continu
ously in the newspapers of the United
States and distributes hundreds of
thousands of pamphlets setting forth
the price of land and the terms upon
which it may be obtained. Hence
homeseekers are attracted to that
country. But it can be truthfully said
that many of them would gladly re
turn did they but have the money with
which to do so.
Joseph Chapman, jr., of the North
western National bank, Minneapolis,
gave a very interesting talk before the
Chicago Association of Commerce
-last-week on "Agricultural--Educa-
tion and Vocational Training." The
speaker contended that the city girl
who goes into rura comnfunities to
teach is a menace to the*agricultural
at the backbone of the country's pros
perity. "From her position on the
rostrum of the little red school
house," says he, "the teacher from
the city turns the thoughts of her boy
pupils into other ohannels than those
leading to the raising of cattle and
corn." There is no doubt truth in
this, for the city teacher is raised in
an altogether different environment
from the country teacher and is
naturally in favor of city avocations
and methods. Her sympathies lean
The good old "hoss-trading" pro
fession received a severe jolt.the other
day when a Chicago judge ruled that
the man who cheats another when fol
lowing the above calling is no better
than a thief and as such he may be
punished. While the judge is prob
ably right in his decision it is not
likely that the majority of "hoss
traders" will pay any attention to it,
for the whole spice of the business lies
in cheating one anotherthat's the
only satisfaction the "hossmen" get.
William P. Harrison of Cincinnati,
millionaire, and head of the World
Manufacturing company and its sub
sidiary concerns, has been convicted
upon seven counts for fraudulent use
of the mails. Harrison, in his cata
logues, misrepresented a vacuum car
pet sweeper and the secret service men
caught him at his game. His convic
tion makes possible a total prison
sentence of thirty-five years or fines
on each count ranging from $1,000 to
$5,000. The postoffice department's
field for prosecutions of this sort is
practically unlimited, for, if we mis
take not, in every catalogue sent out
by the big mail order houses misrep
resentations are made.
The people of Milwaukee appear
to be already tiring of their socialist
administration. At any rate the
primary election in the beer city last
week for school directors showed a
heavy falling off of the vote for that
party as compared with the ballot
cast a year ago, when Emil Seidel
was indorsed for mayor. Only two
out of four socialist candidates were
nominated and these ran sixth and
ninth on a list of ten. Some of the
papers say that Seidel has failed to
make goodthat he has plunged the
city over ears in debtand this may
be the reason that socialism is wan
ing. However, he is not charged with
being corrupt as were the Dave Rose
administrations whieh were virtually
controlled by the brewery interests.
Too Bitter.
Joseph T. Ryan, secretary of the
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, said at
the society's office in Broadway:
"With home rule assured this will
be a glad St. Patrick's day for Ire
land. The hatred that divides Ireland
and England will now die out.
"It has been a bitter hatoed^a
hatred that manifested itself in many
ways. Some of these ways were
"Arthur Balfour, the ex-premier,
for example, once was in a great hur
ry to get to England from his post in
Ireland, and, there being no regular
steamer for some days, he proposed
to cross over in a cattle boat.
"But in the man from whom he
sought information he found a home
ruler of most ardent views.
'Can I cross in to-night's boat?'
Mr. Balfour.
'No, ye can't, thin,' said the
'And why not?'
'Because 'tis a cattle boat.'
'Never mind that, I'm not par
"The home "ruler gave a little
'No, Mr. Balfour,' he retorted, 'I
daresay ye're not, but the cattle
Big Grasshopper Crop Predicted
The grasshopper outlook for the
coming summer is serious in the opin
ion of the state entomologist. Farms
in the central and west central part of
the state, and from thence northward
may suffer.in localities where large
tracts of uncultivated lands exist.
Farmers in these districts have asked
for help from the state entomologist
in connection with these pests, and it
is planned to have an expert in the
field all summer experimenting with
methods by which each individual
farmer can protect his own crops
effectively and economically. This is
special work quite outside of, and in
addition to, the'regslar experimental
work of the coming season, and for
that reason an appropriation has been
asked of the legislature. Nearly two
tjhirds of the flax crop of the state in
1910 was destroyed by grasshoppers.
The Cuckoo.
.In the middle ages the cuckoo was
future of the nation-that she strikes' thought td be god who took the form
Of a bird, and it was a sacrilege to
kill him. The Romans were less super
stitious and more practical. They
caught him, killed him and ate him
and held no bird could be compared
with him for sweetness of flesh.
His Mean Comment.
"In three months from now," said
the man cheerfully, "I expect to OWE
my own home."
"How long." inquired his cynical
friend, "is your wife expecting to be
away?"Cleveland Plain Dealer.
1 There is no greater mistake in the
'world than being discontented.W. B.
Church Topics
4, 5undajr and Weekday
Services every Sunday morning at
10:30, Sunday school at 12 m, Ep
worth league at 6:30 p. m., and even
ing service at 7:30.
Rev. I. N. Goodell, Pastor.
Services will be held in Hope
church, Congregational church,
Princeton,on Wednesday, April 5.
Evening prayer and sermon at 8 p. m.
Bishop Morrison will be present.
Sunday, April 2Morning service
at 10:30, subject, "The Soul Refuge
Sunday school at 12 m,, Christian
Endeavor at 6:40. Evening service at
7:30, subject, "Christ's Wait for
Man." Special music consisting of
organ prelude and postlude, anthem
by choir and violin duet by Donald
Marshall and Herbert Fisher.
Next Sunday morning services will
be held in .Livonia church, Zimmer
man, at 10:30 Sunday school at 12 m.
The Ladies' Aid society of Emanuel
church, Princeton, wlil meet with
Mrs. Sjoblom on Thursday, April 6,
at 2:30 p. m. All are cordially in
vited to attend.
The men of the Swedish Lutheran
church will serve an oyster supper at
the Maccabee hall on April 7 at 5:30
p. m. Eveerybody welcome.
Hay, Hay, lor hale.
$11.00 to $11.50 per ton. Geo. E.
Rice & Co. 13-tfc
Fifteen cords of green maple or oak
stovewood. R. S. Chapman, Prince
ton. i tp
Farm Loans.
If your farm is for sale at reason
able price list it with Robt. H. King
and he will find a buyer.
Poultry Wanted
I will buy all kinds of live poultry
and pay the highest market price
therefor. Clifton Cravens. First
National Bank, Princeton. 14-4tc
Attention, Farmers
From 3 to 4 cents per pound will be
paid for all good fat cattle brought to
L. C. Hummel's Meat Market, oppo
site Starch Factory, Princeton. 4-tfc
Please Take Notice.
From now on I will make the reg
ular $4 style pictures for $2 per dozen.
Take advantage of this rare oppor
tunity. All work guaranteed. Studio
open every day. Joseph L. Payette.
For Sale.
One good, young, heavy team,
weight about 3,000 pounds, well
matched, acclimated and ready for
heavy work. Also one driving team.
Inquire of Benj. Soule. 14-tfc
nor Sale
Four good milk cows, one platform
spring wagon,one set driving harness,
one buggy pole almost as good as
new and one double wagon. Will sell
on a year's time.
14-2tc E. Grant, Princeton.
Have You a 160-Acre Tract for Sale?
The board of county commissioners
having appointed a committee of three
to investigate such 160-acre tracts as
are available for a county poor farm,
and the district assigned to me being
that comprising the towns of Prince
ton, Greenbush and Bogus Brook, I
hereby request that all persons having
such tracts for sale in the towns
named notify me.
23-5t F. C. Cater, Princeton.
All Kinds of Feed.
I have made such arrangements that
I am in a position to supply the
farmers and others with every
description of feed, including bran
and shorts also corn, oats and flour
at right prices. I have been kept so
busy with feed grinding that I have
decided to rent my farm and devote
my whole time to the operation of this
business. Henry Holthus.
Call up on either phone. 14-2tc
The quotations hereunder are those
prevailing on Thursday morning at the
time of going to press:
Burbanks L... 55
Ohios 90
Rose 55
Wheat, No. 1 Northern 84
Wheat, No. 2Northern.. .82'
Wheat, No. 3 Northern. 78
Barley [email protected]
Flax [email protected]
Rye [email protected]
Wildhay.* n.oo
Tame hay 14.50
Fat beeves, per ft 3c 4c
Calves, per tt ^[email protected]
Hogs, per cwt ,[email protected] $7.50
Sheep, per ft [email protected]
Hens, old, per ft 8c
Springers, per ft 10c
Minneapolis, Wednesday evening.-} {fed "forth to
Wheat, No. 1 liard, 94c No. 1 Nor- Hlo
thern, 93c No. 2 Northern, 92c.
White Oats, 29c NQ. 3, 28c.
Rye, [email protected]
Flax, No. 1, $2.47.
Corn, Nd. 3 Yellow, 43c.
m* in in|ii|i|i| umaQ
The Emperor
of the Air
Story of an Aviator Who Wis
Too Ambitious
Copyright by American Press Asso- I
ciation. 191L
It was my part for months to use a
party telephone wire with all its an
noyances. 1 have waited for half an
hour at a time while two women dis
cussed a domestic problem or bit of
scandal before being abJe to call up
some one with whom I needed to com
municate immediately.
My telephone is in the upper hall,
near my bedroom. One night I was
awakened by a sharp ring. Jumping
out of bed, I went to the telephone and
took up the receiver.
"Well?" I said.
No reply.
"Hello, central!"
No reply.
"Hello! Hello! Did you call me up?"
Then there was a lot of clicking, at
the end of which a woman's voice
"For heaven's sake, John, come at
once! Bring help."
My name is not John, and I knew the
message was not for me, but some one
was in trouble, and I realized the im*
portance of getting the address a
"Where shall I come?" I asked.
"Why, I'm Ethel. I'm at home."
"Where is your home?"
"Oh, dear85 Merton avenue!"
There was a click, but as the con
nection was not broken I inferred that
the receiver had been dropped rather
than shut off. Then I heard a dialogue
between a man and the woman who
had been talking to me. The manthis,
spoke first:
"I'm the emperor of the air. In my
aeroplane I ride above the clouds. I
am ^ays at war with the worms
craw ng on the face of the earth.
Whe I like I swoop down and slay
them with fire and sword or from my
eyrie in the sky drop bombs upon
I did not hear this plainly and dis
tinctly as I have written it I simply
gathered enough to fill it out. Then
the woman said:
"Go to bed You have to fly up to
Mars tomorrow. Don't you remem
berthe Martians have sent for you?"
"You are right. I have nearly 30,-
000,000 miles to make. When I return
I shall publish an account of my trip.
I shall tell the world all about the
Martian canals I shall solve the
great planetary problem of the age."
"So you will. Now go to bed andknew
get a good rest preparatory to jour
"Ethel, you're trying to fool me If
you say anything more I'll kill you.
Do you suppose that 1. the emperor
of the air, need rest! I'm not mortal.
I'm the embodiment of one who flew
up over the Andes and never came
down He was received up into heav
en and there given the secret that
made him emperor of the air. I am
he. No human being shall trammel
me in my flights. Say another word
and this shall be sheathed in your
From the sounds I then heard the
man seemed to be driving the woman
out of the room.
There was a mingling of voices as
they receded until they were lost. A
door that before had been closed had
probably been left open as the two
persons went out, for I heard a clock
ticking, and presently it struck 11.
Then I heard voices -againother
voices evidently in a different locality.
"Is that you, Tilly
"Yes. You're Maud?"
"Yes. I'm Maud I've jusjt got a let
ter from Sam. He says
ywe must be
married on the 13th and sail the, same
evening. Isn't it terrible?"
"What's terrible?"
"Why, to be married and go on a
wedding trip on the unlucky 13th."
It was evident that the scene had
changed and I was likely to get no
further information of the woman
distress 1 dropped the receiver, ran
fnto my room, dressed, and. having
written down the address I had re
ceived that I might not forget it. sal
afford relief to the trou
knew of no such street
as Merton avenue, but reasoned that
it was not far from me. since its phone
was on the same party wire.
There is one thing about the-maff
ter that I have not mietitloned, The
voice* was one of the softest, most me*
lodious I ever heard. While I was
listening to it, while dressing'and as
I sallied forth I could hear the poor
girlfor the voice seemed to indicate
that she was a girlpleading with the
man to go to bed and get the needed
rest for his journey to the planet Mars
It was evident to me that she was shut
up with a lunatic, and I dreaded lest
she be murdered before I could reach
I hailed an empty hack, told the
driver to take me to 85 Merton ave
nue and be quick about it. He asked
me where it was, and I told him it
was at Merton avenue. He must find
it, and find it at once. I would pay
double fare. With this I got into the
hack, banged the door, and the coach
man drove on Where to go he didn't
seem to know any more than I did
After going back and forth a few
times and turning several corners he
hailed a policeman, who sent him in a
different direction from any he had
yet followed. My first thought was to
take the policeman with me, but some
how I couldn't bring myself to share
with any one the pleasure of relieving
a woman in distressthat is, if it
would not be too late for any one to re
lieve her.
The driver finally stopped in the mid
dle of the street. I opened the door
and asked-
"Well, have you found Merton ave-
"This is Merton avenue, sir," was the
reply, "but I can find the number."
He dnne back and forth, while it
seemed to me that I should go wild
with impatience. Then, suddenly catch
ing sight of a number in a lighted
transom78I jumped from the hack
and hurried along the street till I
found No. 85. The house stood by
itself, no other being within a hundred
yards. I ran up the steps and tried
the door It was locked. Desiring to
enter without ringing, I went around
to the rear and fortunately found a
window unlocked Entering, I ran
into the lower hall and stole softly up
stairs. I heard voices.
The only weapon I had brought with,
me was a small rope. Armed with
I suddenly appeared at the door
of the room within which I heard the
voices and exclaimed:
"A message for the emperor of the
In the room, pacing back and forth
and brandishing a knife, was a young
man about twenty years old. A girl
of eighteen was following him about,
talking with him in a voice of great
distress. Both turned at once on hear
ing my voice
"Are you the emperor of the air?"
I asked of the man.
"I am."
"I have been sent by the king of
space, the realms of infinite ether, to
guide you to a new machine, a ma
chine that will bear you not only to
Mars, a neighboring planet, but to
Neptune, the most distant, and thence
to the fixed stars."
My reference to his proposed trip t.
Mars awakened confidence at once
"Where is this machine?" he asked
"I am deputed by the king of space
to conduct you to it Come I have
a carriage below You must depart
before the break of dawn."
The knife dropped from his hand
Instead of vising it on the gul he kiss
ed her and followed me down to the
carriage. Having whispered to the
coachman to drive us to a police sta
tion, I got in beside the emperor On
arrival at the station I beckoned to a
policeman, who came to the carriage.
"This is the emperor the air," I
said, pressing the policeman's arm by
way of warning "Remain here while
I go inside I'll be out directly
I told the sergeant at the desk my
story. We hunted up the address of
an insane asylum, and in half an hour,,
without even using the rope weapon 1
had provided, we had him under con
From the asylum I dro\e back to
the house from which 1 had removed
the patient. Though it was late, 1
the young lady A\ould be wait
ing for a report of what had happen
ed. On arrival I laug the bell and
was admitted by her She questioned
me eagerly with her ejes 1 told her
that the young man was wheie h(?
would be safe from himself and could
not injure others Then I asked her
to explain matteis
"He is my brother," she said "Un
fortunately he has sufficient means to
indulge in aviation. His ambition has
been to sail higher the air than anv
one else Last Saturday he broke the
record, but in touching ground he
struck a telegraph pole, which broke
his machine and injured him se\ erely
Within the past few days he has acted
so strangely that the servants became
afraid of him. and all left us in a
body yesterday Tonight, or. rather,
last night, he became violent I at
tempted to call up my brother-in law,
John Gooding, but somehow got you*
by mistakeat least you heard me"
After locking the house I escorted
Miss Ethel Houghton to the home of
her^brother-in-law. awakened the fam
ily, and she remained there for the
night The next day 1 called upon her
.to assure myself that she had not suf
fered from her distressing experience,
but found that the reaction had kept
her in bed
The rest of this story is not to be*
told except so far as it Hncern the
young aviator. He reco\ ered within
a brief period, but was persuaded by
his sister to let aviation alone She
had had enough of it. and her brother
understood that it would be impossi
ble for him to indulge in it without
great distress to her. to say nothing of
the probability of its undermining her
As ^o that part of the story which
I bave said is not to be told. 1 will
simply say that I owe the great hap
piness and success of ray life to that
which I formally de*cri#da party tel
ephone wire.

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